From May 30 to June 2, 2019, the third meeting of Deaf Adventists in France took place. Approximately forty individuals identifying as deaf, hard-of-hearing, or sign language users, met in Saint-Malo. They came from the four corners of France, and even the island of Martinique was represented.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://spectrummagazine.org/news/2019/signs-hope-adventist-deaf-association-france
I have had the privilege of training a choir that sings with deaf people. A very enlightening exercise. I suppose that it is a greater miracle for God to change perceptions of ‘normal’ people to step into the world of those living with disabilities, learn their language and stop stigmatizing them. Yes, the deaf will hear and speak because those deemed ‘normal’ have shed off their prejudices and taken their time to understand them. A friend of mine also runs a sign language school in Harare. Let us hope we will have a hymnal for the deaf soon!